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  • Attorneys caution Allegheny County residents NOT to burn their 2012 property reassessments, contrary to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s exciting “I am the law” performance yesterday.  [Trib] [Post-Gazette]
  • The legal services industry lost jobs in December, a month that showed a modest uptick in other kinds of employment.  Lawyers were the only professionals whose employment numbers went down.  Awesome. [WSJ]
  • But: the regional economy in Pittsburgh is good, so that’s positive.  [Trib]
  • Third Circuit: Producing copies instead of original documents in discovery can amount to spoliation, but only if the producing party does so in bad faith.  I’m pretty sure I’ve always produced copies — or electronic copies — in federal litigation, but…hmmm.  I guess I’ll see you in jail, Mr. Fitzgerald.  [Legal Intelligencer]
  • Apparently, the guy suing Wiz Khalifa for copyright infringement is an heir to the Quaker State & Lube fortune. Post-Gazette interviews various people about why the fact that both artists mention colors in a song isn’t enough to show substantial similarity for copyright infringement. [Post-Gazette]